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Gifts for the Cat Lover

Dec 9, 2011

by honeykennedy handmade and vintage goods

Jen McCabe is the writer behind dreamy fashion and lifestyle blog Honey Kennedy. She lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with a husband who has an “old man” hat obsession and a disarmingly cute dog named after a troubled flapper. Jen loves featuring emerging designers, hosting giveaways, talking about old movies, Portland, vintage treasure, friends and food. When she isn’t blogging you can find her blathering away on Twitter, making music mixes for you on 8tracks, snapping photos of her home on Instagram, and pinning on Pinterest.

I’d say that 75% of my friends are “cat people.” I am now a “dog person,” but I have crowned myself an honorary cat person. While I haven’t owned my own kitty friend in 8 years (damn allergies!), I live vicariously through the kitties of my friends. I thought it would be nice to gather together a bunch of lovely things that I think those cat-loving, cat-obsessed friends would be excited to receive as gifts.

And let’s be honest — this took a while. Have you ever searched “cat” on Etsy? BE CAREFUL. If you do it, you will fall down a rabbit hole — and that rabbit hole is FULL of cats. It’s just more evidence that cats own the Internet and that their plan to take over the world is going as planned.

I hope you like my picks! Happy holidays!

GLAMOUR Cat: [1. 1950s Cat Eye Frames from sevenbc 2. 1980s Cat Sweater from SpoonBreadVintEdge 3. Vintage Cheetah Hat from HouseofEloiseVintage 4. Kitty Locket/Secret Compartment Necklace from LabyrinthVintage 5. 14k Gold Baby Kitten Ring from Michelle Chang Jewelry 6. Picasso Cats Tote from Leah Goren 7. Winter Kitty Perfume Oil from ForStrangeWomen 8. Vintage Cheetah Dress from AnotherSeason; 9. Vintage Cheetah Bracelet from TinTiara]

Here is a little roundup of fancy feline garb and a perfume. I have a few cat lady friends that would love a number of these pretty things. You could totally fit your catnip in that giant cat pendant!

PAINTERLY Cat: [1. I Am A Lion Print from Corduroy 2. Limited Edition Ocelot Print from Sarah McNeil 3. Typography Art Print from AshleyG 4. Vintage Kitten Paint-By-Numbers from Splinkville 5. Custom Pet Oil Portrait from katep 6. Dream Cats 2012 Calendar from Fieldguided 7. Cat Clock Print from CaitlinShearer]

Most cat lovers love to hang cat-related things on their walls at home and at work. These are also the places where they spend 52,394,816 hours a week looking at photos of cats on the Internet.

SCULPTURAL Cat: [1. Mid-Century Brass Cats from TheWhitePepper 2. Vintage Glass Kitty Figurine from TheVintageApartment 3. Triple Totem Kitty from Melabo 4. White Ceramic Kitty Trinket Box from VintageGoodness 5. Vintage Aldo Londi Cat Sculpture from from midmodmomstore 6. Vintage Cast Iron Cat Dish from WestVintageTradingCo 7. Porcelain Cat Napkin Rings from LayeredLiving 8. Modernist Austrian Brass Cat from BitofButter]

Because they are sleek and enchanting, it is nice to have plenty of cat sculptures and figurines for your mantle or cat altar(s).

HOUSE Cat: [1. Modern Cat Tree from danchanand 2. Kuddle Kitty Pink Cat Water Bottle from kccaseyfinds 3. Vintage Miaou Book from KentonCollectibles 4. Meow Mitts Knitting Pattern from TinyOwlsMagicAttic 5. Hot Pink Crocheted Catnip Mouse from JennsMinis 6. Handmade Modern Plywood Pet Bed from AtomicAttic 7. Crocheted Cotton Cat Bed from ModernCat 8. Marbled Cat Coasters–Set of 4 from shopannya]

Here are some cozy things for a winter evening at home with your cat… reading books to your cat… knitting mittens that your cat can relate to… coasters for highballs of cream… a tree for parties… cozy beds… and a catnip toy to set the tone.

Thanks so much for reading my post! Please come say hello over on Honey Kennedy!

P.S. Thank you to my awesome friend, Anna, who helped make the fancy headers!

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  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 9 years ago

    Who doesn't need a triple totem kitty?!? Love it!

  • fieldguided

    fieldguided said 9 years ago

    Aaah! So good! Thanks for including our calendar!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 9 years ago

    The crocheted cat bed is so adorable!

  • motherlandjewels

    motherlandjewels said 9 years ago

    jen, you've hit the motherlodeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • tjalaine

    tjalaine said 9 years ago

    Love it! I'm love cats and dogs equally, but there certainly aren't any dog accessories that are as chic as some of these cat ones you've featured here!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 9 years ago

    For being a dog person, you rocked the kitties! Great picks (+ font).

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 9 years ago

    I'm allergic, but think they are sooooo cute! My 2 year old would love a cat, so I'll be checking out all of these items to buy us some time. Thanks for sharing these

  • VintageChinchilla

    VintageChinchilla said 9 years ago

    Such cute collections!! Seriously, that CAT LOCKET?! Incredible find!! :)

  • gnarlycat

    gnarlycat said 9 years ago

    Love the cat beds!

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 9 years ago

    Purffffect ideas..! =)

  • volkerwandering

    volkerwandering said 9 years ago

    Super cute! I especially like how you arranged the items!

  • annalee377

    annalee377 said 9 years ago

    Would anyone like their kitty painted in oil, pastels or watercolors. I have a few samples on my shop page. ( i am new to Etsy, so please forgive me if this is poor ettiquette)

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes said 9 years ago

    Wow these are great items:)

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 9 years ago

    cute gift items!

  • anordicrose

    anordicrose said 9 years ago

    Love cats... have three of them at home... But who needs a christmas gift, them or me... ?

  • HelloAperture

    HelloAperture said 9 years ago

    By far, my favorite Etsy blog post. Sincerely, The Biggest Cat Lover Ever =^_^=

  • kzannoart

    kzannoart said 9 years ago

    This is great, meow meow !!

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth said 9 years ago

    Rawr -- miaou ! Such cuteness for the modern kitten !

  • MaidOfClay

    MaidOfClay said 9 years ago

    Admitted cat freak here - just had to have the cat napkins rings! I search Vintage for cat stuff all the time but must have missed these.

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 9 years ago

    This is the best post ever!

  • RitaVanTassel

    RitaVanTassel said 9 years ago


  • TheVintageApartment

    TheVintageApartment said 9 years ago

    This is an awesome selection of kitty goodness! I love the way you broke it up into types. Anything kittycat is purrfect for me! :) {thank you for including my glass kitty, too}

  • AlannaRK

    AlannaRK said 9 years ago

    I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in looooove!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 9 years ago

    <<<<<She approves. Happy Holidays cat people.

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations said 9 years ago

    Yay for cats! :D I love that little gold ring, and the crocheted cat bed!

  • FromTheHeath

    FromTheHeath said 9 years ago

    Gotta love cats!!!!

  • AngelaGerhard

    AngelaGerhard said 9 years ago

    That triple-totem kitty is awesome. Fantastic stuff here!

  • fbstudiovt

    fbstudiovt said 9 years ago

    As the owner of three adorable, chubby cats, my vision of the best cat related holiday gift would be someone else to scoop the litter boxes for a week. Or a month. Or a year.

  • TheBakersDaughter

    TheBakersDaughter said 9 years ago

    I marked sooooo many favorite new shops - thank you!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 9 years ago

    cute stuff minus the ashley jex reference.

  • honeykennedy

    honeykennedy said 9 years ago

    I have no idea who Ashley Jex is.

  • KentonCollectibles

    KentonCollectibles said 9 years ago

    really love the entire collection of kitty related items. :) I have a brick & mortar in NoPo and a gentleman came in a few months ago saying he had collected all things cats for 50 years, and no longer collected. He asked if I'd sell his stuff, and sight unseen I said yes. It has been one of the most epic journeys down all levels of cat collectibles from fine art / antique books to mid-90s neon cat kitsch. I'm obsessed. It's not helping my own obsession with all things cat. :D I might have to show him this blog and see if it starts up the hunt again! Meow.

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 9 years ago

    I think I went to my favorite estate sale of the year. Why? Because while in line outside, for 40 minutes this adorable black and white tuxedo cat (with the perfect white diamond mouth) sat on my lap and took a nap. CAT LADY FOREVER. (ps - don't tell me kitty I cheated on her)

  • redhothippiechick

    redhothippiechick said 9 years ago

    love! I have some of the Winter Kitty fragrance oil from For Strange is absolutely amazing. Recommended.

  • silversamba

    silversamba said 9 years ago

    I tried the Winter Kitty Perfume Oil from ForStrangeWomen also!

  • lulusdressingroom

    lulusdressingroom said 9 years ago

    nice collection

  • Gridelin

    Gridelin said 9 years ago


  • StyleGraphicDesign

    StyleGraphicDesign said 9 years ago

    indeed, great gifts for cat lovers!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 9 years ago

    YAY Corduroy! i see you up there

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 9 years ago

    I do have a couple of cat videos in particular that I often view when I want some extra 'Mwah' factor in my day. You have a lovely diverse collection of finds here ~ something for all cat afficionados!

  • chetart

    chetart said 9 years ago

    Wonderful collection!

  • pattihaskins

    pattihaskins said 9 years ago


  • jenniferdavis

    jenniferdavis said 9 years ago

    mooooore moooore moooooore cats please!

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 9 years ago

    P U RRRRRR F E C T L Y precious presents for us cat people! Love the cat sweater!

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 9 years ago

    Is that the elusive "Big Foot" in picture number 7?!!

  • dicey1

    dicey1 said 9 years ago

    Great stuff! I'm so digging those cat-eye glasses.

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 9 years ago

    Fabulous gift choices ~ love all the kitties!

  • babybirdvintage

    babybirdvintage said 9 years ago

    I love the sculptural cat!

  • jessamyjay

    jessamyjay said 9 years ago

    This is for me. LOVE EVERYTHING! Wonderful job.

  • emwi

    emwi said 9 years ago

    This is list applies to so many of my friends. Two of my friends have a cat talk show on the radio, yes for real. This list is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 9 years ago

    These are beautiful - I love the cat ring shown here!

  • CaitlinShearer

    CaitlinShearer said 9 years ago

    wow, thanks for featuring my cat painting!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 9 years ago

    adorable :) a cat water bottle!! :)

  • HoneyThistle

    HoneyThistle said 9 years ago

    love the selections :) cats are the best! (and dogs and hamsters and every other animal... but mostly cats)

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 9 years ago

    Lovely kitty cuties here, thanks for sharing! I want to buy for my furry one but he is almost 22 years old so I keep thinking that even if I bight cat food he might not be alive in the morning to eat it! But I have been thinking that for about 4 or 5 years now.....anyway , great kitty finds, cheers!!

  • LilyBankButtonry

    LilyBankButtonry said 9 years ago

    Surprised not to see any Laurel Burch items favorite in cat designs (on many items)! Meow...

  • EndQuotes

    EndQuotes said 9 years ago

    Wonderful- love all those cats!!

  • pinkpurr

    pinkpurr said 9 years ago

    Heeeey... Why isn't my shop here? With a shop name like PinkPurr... I have THE purrrrrrfect leopard kitty dress in my shop here. Come check it out!

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 9 years ago

    I am the cat obsessed one! Ok, now I need to show this to some friends and hope for a puuuurfect Christmas present :)

  • RivalryTime

    RivalryTime said 9 years ago

    My wife will love this.

  • alligatorpaper

    alligatorpaper said 9 years ago seriously.

  • youreinmaine

    youreinmaine said 9 years ago

    Winter Kitty is perfection.

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 9 years ago

    Love this!

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 9 years ago

    Thank you, honorary cat lady-- What a great selection of feline fabulousness!!

  • modernlogic

    modernlogic said 9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing Cat Lady! We have four that boss us around day and night...

  • catpaintingtuesday

    catpaintingtuesday said 9 years ago

    Mmmm... cats!

  • EsperanzaGems

    EsperanzaGems said 9 years ago

    Loved hem all!

  • EsperanzaGems

    EsperanzaGems said 9 years ago

    Loved "them" all !!!

  • perebags

    perebags said 9 years ago

    great finds!

  • sfgirlbybay

    sfgirlbybay said 9 years ago


  • hellcatvintage

    hellcatvintage said 9 years ago

    Crazy cat ladies (and gentlemen) unite! Don't forget to bring nip...

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 9 years ago

    This makes me happy!

  • michellechangjewelry

    michellechangjewelry said 9 years ago

    Crazy great picks. Thanks so much!

  • myalexasstore10

    myalexasstore10 said 9 years ago

    Love this !

  • buffalogalvintage

    buffalogalvintage said 9 years ago

    clever like a cat

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 9 years ago

    My kitties agree with you most of the time. The rest of the time they just don't care.

  • zakonek

    zakonek said 9 years ago

    Awesome! Now I want a shelter cat... lol! :)

  • elleestpetite

    elleestpetite said 9 years ago

    I know some cat obsessed friends who can really appreciate this collection. Love that cat clock print!

  • peshka

    peshka said 9 years ago

    Love the glasses!

  • raredesignshop

    raredesignshop said 9 years ago

    Lve the tote bag!!!

  • Attractive1

    Attractive1 said 9 years ago

    Love cats and you all!!!

  • Attractive1

    Attractive1 said 9 years ago

    Love cats and you all!

  • evatzi

    evatzi said 9 years ago

    Pretty little things for beloved pretty little loving animals!!! Thank you!! Love them ALL!!!

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 9 years ago

    WOW!!!!!! This post is incredible. Love the curated items too. FABULOUS! Happy Holidays!!!! XXXX ELVintage


    SOULFULSTYLE said 9 years ago

    great,i love cats! maybe my artwork "Modette and spacecat"could fit well in this post :) miaoo!!!

  • PoshBinky

    PoshBinky said 9 years ago

    Gotta love all the cats! Fabulous!!! Love it.

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 9 years ago


  • helloambition

    helloambition said 9 years ago

    cat lover here! and I love this list!

  • mikiheather

    mikiheather said 9 years ago

    Love the collections! We have got a gorgeous but very large grey cat called yoki so we are total cat lovers (actually all animals) too!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 9 years ago

    I loooove cats!!! Great collection!

  • knitfitt

    knitfitt said 9 years ago

    Great collection, the numbers of cat items on Etsy can be overwhelming. Sadly, allergies keep me from cat ownership.

  • Suite

    Suite said 9 years ago

    this is beyond cute, even if you aren't a cat lover! I happen to have a cropped sweater with white plexiglass cats on it in my shop too! merry catmas :)

  • AlphaSoupPhotography

    AlphaSoupPhotography said 9 years ago

    I'll take one of each

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 9 years ago

    Great cat stuff! I have a cat pendant in my shop - like a ticket stub - Admit One Cat. Because I am a cat lover !!

  • minipotterybyanita

    minipotterybyanita said 9 years ago

    This is TOO weird! I was listing my CAT cross stitch, framed in an embroidery hoop, just about the time this was being published!......Coinkydink?......I think NOT!!....LOL!.....I love my kitties!...... And, of course, my two doggies, too!....♥...

  • JewelMeShop

    JewelMeShop said 9 years ago

    Great ideas! Although I don't have a cat, most of my friends do. Thanks!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    Cute! Love all the cats!

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique said 9 years ago

    I love it all! :D I have a pair of wacky cat earrings in my shop that I am not looking forward to parting with,lol, because I seem to just luv all things kitty cat....X)

  • LagoonVintage

    LagoonVintage said 9 years ago

    I loved this... and I don't even have cats! The "sculptural cats" were my favorites!


    ESTATENOW said 9 years ago


  • modernistcat

    modernistcat said 9 years ago

    Super Fun!! I love this!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 9 years ago

    I love cats but they make me sneeze and give me fake bronchitis. I am so allergic to

  • NoOrdinaryBeastie

    NoOrdinaryBeastie said 9 years ago

    Great collection of ideas!

  • curlypartygirl

    curlypartygirl said 9 years ago

    I am a cat lover! All of the cat items shown are fun and unique, the 14k cat ring is one of my favorites. I've got a few oh-so-cute kitten photo note cards in my shop!

  • frhill

    frhill said 9 years ago

    We have some framed Cat Stamps at our shop RedBeansnRice. I am relatively new to Etsy too and don't know if this is proper etiquette. I have enjoyed reading the blogs. ;-)

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo said 9 years ago

    Wonderful! i love this cat collection :) The Modernist Austrian Brass Cat is my favorite!

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 9 years ago

    This is my kind of gift guide. :)

  • fineartstoneware

    fineartstoneware said 9 years ago

    love cats!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Lovely selections for the cat lovers!

  • Leatherworks4U

    Leatherworks4U said 9 years ago

    Every life should have 9 cats.

  • jenAitchison

    jenAitchison said 9 years ago

    LOVE this! I am a cat lover for sure, lots of great finds here :)

  • Catsfashionart

    Catsfashionart said 9 years ago

    Fun!!! love it =)

  • TypeTen

    TypeTen said 9 years ago

    Mee-ow. Love it.

  • KSDluxe

    KSDluxe said 9 years ago

    Love cats...and cat people. Great finds!

  • boygirlparty

    boygirlparty said 9 years ago

    loving all the cat gift ideas! love kate pugsley's painting especially :)

  • KimonoDesign

    KimonoDesign said 9 years ago

    My Mimì would love it...and I love it too!!!!

  • SewCat

    SewCat said 9 years ago

    These are purr -fect! *-*

  • PjPriest

    PjPriest said 9 years ago

    "Winter kitty perfume oil" : / I just have to say that cats can't process essential oils, it's toxic to them. Beside that, think of how super sensitive their sense of smell is : / they would hate having that on them. Their natural smell is so divine, I love smelling my cats!

  • blipblop

    blipblop said 9 years ago

    Sweet little gold ring!

  • WISHsupplies

    WISHsupplies said 9 years ago

    lovely creatures! nice finds!

  • honeykennedy

    honeykennedy said 9 years ago

    @PjPriest The Winter Kitty perfume isn't for cats--it's for people!

  • glusk

    glusk said 9 years ago

    i love my kitties and i love this gift guide!

  • ForStrangeWomen

    ForStrangeWomen said 9 years ago

    PJPriest, the Winter Kitty perfume is for people, not cats. It is supposed to make YOU smell like them :)

  • ForStrangeWomen

    ForStrangeWomen said 9 years ago

    And thank you for featuring the Winter Kitty!! Best gift guide ever!

  • MishaGirl

    MishaGirl said 9 years ago

    Meow...what fabulous feline finds!

  • mamwell24

    mamwell24 said 9 years ago

    i neeeeeeeed the kitty ring love love love it!!!!

  • strozzistawzeeh

    strozzistawzeeh said 9 years ago

    Lets MEOW in!!! I love this post! Its nice to know that we have a huge tribe of CAT LOVER! (high five!*#+^!)

  • quiltcathy

    quiltcathy said 9 years ago

    I love your ideas. I have 6 cats, I still think of us as a 2 cat family... Oh well " Life happens while you make other plans". Thankx for the tour. QuiltsJewelryCatsOMy Cathy

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Fabulous picks, I love our furry friends - meow! : D

  • StudioWoolwork

    StudioWoolwork said 9 years ago

    I am getting so greedy of all the images.

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 9 years ago

    This is wonderful!! I love the Cat Eye Frames, and the Vintage Aldo Londi Cat Sculpture is so lovely!

  • Shallot

    Shallot said 9 years ago

    Wonderful collection!

  • zilvera

    zilvera said 9 years ago

    I have some cat jewelry in my shop too, and I plan to make more. Sculpturing cats from Precious Metal Clay is so cool. My own cats are my best models. The way they sit, sleep or play provides so much inspiration and also space for precious stones.

  • AGirlandHerDogShop

    AGirlandHerDogShop said 9 years ago


  • seahrse

    seahrse said 9 years ago

    Purrfect for all of us cat lovers! : )

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads said 9 years ago


  • BallisticInkwell

    BallisticInkwell said 9 years ago

    I am a cat lover, and a lot of these are neat, but... the triple totem kitty is freaking me out. O.o

  • JudiesDesigns

    JudiesDesigns said 9 years ago

    I am a cat lover too! But the ring! I love it! It is definitely on my Christmas list. What great post these are! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • erindollar

    erindollar said 9 years ago

    Awesome finds! Would love to see a gift guide for the pampered kitty, there are TONS of cute cat toys on Etsy.

  • ellemoss

    ellemoss said 9 years ago

    I love everything! That cat calendar is too awesome!

  • izbushka

    izbushka said 9 years ago

    I love it!! Meow Meow Meow! =^.^=

  • feltstories

    feltstories said 9 years ago

    really cute

  • KaylaEJenkins

    KaylaEJenkins said 9 years ago

    This is the best! Especially love the sculptural cats. I fully relate to the "damn allergies!" sentiment, not because I'm allergic but because cruel fate has it so that I'm in love with someone who's allergic. hmph.

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage from MetroRetroVintage said 9 years ago

    How adorable! And a blog article after my own heart! Well done. :)

  • MelissaKojima

    Melissa Kojima from ArtistInLALALand said 9 years ago

    What wonderful cat lover gift ideas! I'd say I'm much more of a cat person than dog, but I don't discriminate!

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 9 years ago

    Charming and fun !

  • LushWreathWorks

    Jenny Doughty from LushWreathWorks said 9 years ago

    Great collection! My cats would love that crocheted cat bed! :)

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 9 years ago

    ♥ ♥ ♥ it all! =(^__^)=

  • summerfang

    Zhou Fang said 9 years ago

    Hi Jen, this is Summer from C3Events and I love the cat-inspired crafts you created ! Our Artist Vending is now open, please contact for more information ! Or simply jump to our website ! Thank you :D

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